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Acts of Kindness

Make Someone’s Day with Random Acts of Kindness

Affordable ways to give back this weekBy Victoria Lawson | Echo Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day is a national holiday celebrated annually as both a day and a Random Acts of Kindness Week. It begins Feb 17, and is observed by individuals and organizations alike. Observers make it a […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The J-term group poses for a picture in Egypt.

Crash course in 3,000 years of history

Students experience first Taylor trip to EgyptBy Alyssa Roat | Echo “Not many people can say they got to go to Egypt with an Egyptologist,” junior Samantha Collins said. This J-term, Jan. 5–22, Kevin Johnson, chair of the history, global and political science department and assistant professor of history, traveled […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Students volunteer with Special Olympics

Students volunteer with Special Olympics

College students swim alongside people with intellectual disabilitiesBy Kamryn Koble | Echo Each week students from the universities in Grant County volunteer with Special Olympics, where they swim alongside athletes whose different circumstances give them unique stories and experiences. “Grant County Special Olympics is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sophomore Max Urban and Junior Katie Turner carry on the literary traditions of Taylor

Bringing you 20th-century Taylor U

Looking Back on Traditions Long ExtinctBy Katie Pfotzer | Echo It is difficult to imagine Taylor as anything other than the bicycle-racing, lip sync-battling, dorm-obsessed place that it is. Every kooky tradition and drafty cinder block hallway represents this zany Shangri-La of intentional community they all call home. However, the […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Freshmen Lily Smith and Kamryn Koble take over Life & Times

Introducing your new Life & Times Co-Editors

Lily Smith and Kamryn Koble take over section for Spring semesterBy Victoria Lawson | Echo Just as Spring semester 2019 at Taylor began with blankets of fresh snow, The Echo’s Life & Times section is starting this semester with two pairs of fresh eyes. New Life & Times Co-Editors and […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The sophomore team strikes a strong pose despite a difficult loss. (Photograph provided by Tali Valentine)

What goes around, comes around

The sophomore girls team stick together for another TaylathonBy Carly Wheeler | Echo The brakes are tightened, the chains are aligned and for sophomores Jessica Dundas, Amanda Fleischmann, Analiese Helms and Lindi Moore, memories of last year’s Taylathon competition fuel their desire for an epic comeback. These four sophomores are […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Brecken’s Breakdown

Brecken’s Breakdown

By Brecken Mumford | Echo Have you ever been so overwhelmed by people, places, things, ideas — nouns — that you feel stationary? You want to say something, but all the words get stuck in the back of your throat? You go to move, to capture, to do something, but […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
(Photograph provided by Kip Yitian Yin)

United under the same moon

The significance behind the Mooncake FestivalBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo  For most students, Thanksgiving is the time where students travel home to gather with family and eat turkey. For the Chinese students, the Mooncake Festival is a time of family reunions and eating mooncakes; however, traveling home for this […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times